Posted in January 2012

I’m just big boned


January 25, 2012   Week 3 checkup Weight: 188 (+2)  CON I ate things that I said I was not going to eat, i.e. things with extra ingredients in them.  CON I have more energy.  PRO I do not have any joint aches or pains.  PRO Other digestive issues are gradually beginning to improve PRO … Continue reading

But what does it cost?


I hear often people say that they can not afford to buy healthy foods.  They talk of the cost of exotic or out of season fresh produce.  The key to living within your food budget is to eat what you can afford within season.  Right now the best buys are carrots, potatoes, and onions. Frozen … Continue reading

Parting is such sweet sorrow


January 20, 2012 My undertaking is becoming easier as each day goes on.  I am also realizing that what I used to think I could not live without doesn’t even taste as good as I once thought that it did.   For example, the brownie recipe I had been experimenting with.  I like them but Shannon … Continue reading

Did I really think it would be that easy?


January 17th, 2012 Week 2 Check-up Weight: 186 (+1 lb) CON Funny taste has left my mouth.  PRO There are some weird things happening to me.  My hair is coming out like it did right after I had babies.  Enough hair accumulates in the shower that the water won’t drain.  My stomach is very, very … Continue reading

Vegetable Soup


Peel, dice, quarter, slice, cut, etc.  the following 1 onion 7-8 carrots 5-6 celery ribs 1/2 head cabbage Put in stock pot and add 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1-2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp thyme, salt and pepper.  Cover with water and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes. Peel and cut up  6 medium … Continue reading

Take time to smell the soup stock


January 17th, 2012 As I looked at some of the site stats from last week I realized that on January 13 I had 13 posts and 13 followers.  Not that it has any deep meaning but I thought it was interesting enough to note.  I had discussed with a loyal reader that I might delve … Continue reading

Ginger Beef and Shrimp


This was our supper tonight.  Pretty easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time. Ginger Beef and Shrimp 1 lb. minute, round, or sirloin steak 20-30 small deveined and peeled shrimp 3 carrots peeled and cut into strips 1 medium onion sliced into rings 1 red bell pepper or 3 banana peppers cut … Continue reading